Houmas House Plantation Tour | Gray Line New Orleans

Houmas House Plantation Tour

Voted Best Historic Mansion by USA Today

Experience the peaceful serenity and striking beauty of this Historic Mansion and Gardens, unlike any other plantation home in the South. The focus of this plantation is on the architectural and agriculture signifigance of this property.   As it is a fairly new property opened to guests, crowds are less and you will have plenty of time and space to enjoy the experience.

Travel back in time to the 1800's as a local guide takes you on a journey through the Houmas Mansion, where you will view original artwork, rare antiques, and original pieces from the 1830s. 

Learn how a succession of owners, the sugarcane business and the Mississippi River grew this modest manor house into the grand estate it is today. 

Situated on River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, this treasure of time offers you glimpses into life on a plantation. 

Relax as you explore at your leisure 38 breathtaking acres of lush, manicured gardens mixed with various water features, walking paths, and secluded sitting nooks throughout. 

Numerous movies have been filmed on this estate since 1964, including Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, and Green Book.

Unique twin garconnières (bachelor apartments) are a rare feature among plantation homes.

Marvel at the beautiful free-standing, three-story helix staircase, an architectural masterpiece.

Tasty Louisiana cuisine is featured at Café Burnside; order the buffet or a la carte. Enjoy a refreshing mint julep in the Turtle Bar, the only bar of its kind in the country. (Optional; cost not included in tour price.)  

The gift shop is a perfect place for memories ranging from cookbooks to high-end gifts and art.

Houmas House Plantation…the Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road!


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Turtle Bar

Houmas Plantation Interior

Houmas Plantation Interior

Plantation Tour

Note: Access to the second floor of the plantation home is by stairs although an elevator is available if needed.
Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience.
Includes guided tour of plantation home and narrated motor coach transportation.

Tour Details


5 hours (includes travel time)

Departure Time:

Jan 1 - Feb 29, 2020
10:30am Mon, Wed & Sat

Departs From:

All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. & the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.


Adult: $69.00
Child: $35.00 (ages 6-12)
Group: $62.00
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
  • Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance
  • Free Gray Line Cocktail at the Turtle Bar in September (limit one cocktail per person)